January 9, 2013
This week I’m going to talk about a campus resource that doesn’t get enough credit, in my opinion. I’m talking about Career Services, located in the Center for Community (C4C). They’ve helped me with my resume and a cover letter, but they do a lot more. They host career fairs, post jobs on campus and in the community, hold drop-in resume critique sessions, and they have a great website. The purpose of their office is to “…help full time, degree seeking UCB students and alumni plan, prepare and promote their careers.”
They will hold a Spring Career and Internship Fair on January 22 and 23 in the UMC Ballroom and UMC 235, from 9am to 3pm, on both days. This is the first time the Fair has been held on two days, and scores of representatives from major companies will be on hand to talk with students. Check out the list of companies:
Note: The event is restricted to CU students and alumni.
Career Services has counselors that can help you review resumes and cover letters. Much like academic advisors guide you to the degree you want, career counselors help guide you to the career you want. You can make an appointment with a counselor to review your personal documents, or stop by their office between 1:30pm-3:45pm, Monday through Thursday. They’ll work with you for 15 minutes during drop-in hours, so more in-depth work should happen during a scheduled appointment. They’re putting on two good events next Wednesday:
If you don’t have the time to go, Career Services has posted all kinds of examples and tips for writing good resumes and cover-letters here.
They also host Career Buffs, which is a job and internship database for CU students and alumni. It has a Career Services calendar-of-events, and employers post jobs daily. It’s like Monster.com for the CU community, and you can sign up for Career Services events, upload your resume, and tailor a job search to your personal experiences.
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